October Equals Band Day at Central Methodist University

Oct. 5th event to feature 54 schools

Autumn in Fayette means Band Day! This year's Band Day on October 5, presented by the Swinney Conservatory of Music at Central Methodist University, will be one of the largest on record with 2900 students from 54 schools in Missouri expected.

The parade begins at 9 a.m. along Church Street and marches down the hill and around three sides of the Courthouse Square.

Due to the numbers, the field competition will begin at 11 a.m. on CMU's Davis Field, even before the street competition is finished. Competitions will also be held for drum lines, beginning at 9:30 a.m. in the Puckett Field House, and for indoor color guards, beginning at 9 a.m. in the Phillips Recreation Center.

The public is encouraged to attend any of the events. Events are free except the field competition, which costs $2 for entry to the field.

Two awards ceremonies will be held. The first, at 3:15 p.m. will announce the winners in Class 1 and 2 and the Class 3 Street winners.

The second award ceremony will be at 7:45 p.m., following the CMU Marching Eagles Performance. Awards will be announced then for Class 3 Field, Drum Line, Indoor Guard, and all Class 4 and 5 awards.

Schools Scheduled to Participate

Class 1: DeKalb, North Shelby, Glasgow, Richmond, St. Elizabeth, Bunceton, Keytesville, Brashear, Santa Fe, Polo, Chamois, Orrick;

Class 2: Pleasant Hope, Salisbury, Concordia, Tipton, Westran, Monroe City, Fayette, Eugene, Stoutland, Sweet Springs, Paris, New Franklin, Gallatin, Knox Co.;

Class 3: Carrollton, Richmond, Lafayette Co., Holden, Trenton, Southern Boone Co., Hallsville, Macon, Dixon, California, Blair Oaks, Holden;

Class 4: Pleasant Hill, Pacific, Excelsior Springs, Mexico, Oak Grove, Mount Pleasant, Boonville, Fulton, School of the Osage, Warrensburg, Affton;

Class 5: Francis Howell North, Oak Park, Battle, Hannibal, Waynesville.


Posted September 24, 2013